A Quote by George Santayana on history, learning, mistakes, and repetition

Those who do not learn from history are condemned to repeat it.

George Santayana (1863 - 1952)

Source: Unknown

Contributed by: CajunGypsy

A Quote by Walter Russell on civilization, life, society, and history

No civilization can exist part free and part slave.

..We have never had any other kind of civilization. It has always been that way. There has always been a division of man. There has always been the conqueror and conquered--the master and slave--the ruler and the ruled--the oppressor and the oppressed. There has never been content nor unity. There has been only discontent and disunity.

Walter Russell

Contributed by: peter

A Quote by Gaston Bachelard on reverie, history, self, and solitude

There are reveries so deep, reveries which help us descend so deeply within ourselves that they rid us of our history. They liberate us from our name. These solitudes of today return us to the original solitudes.

Gaston Bachelard (1884 - 1962)

Source: The Poetics of Reverie, Pages: 99

Contributed by: Chris

A Quote by African Proverb on vegan, vegetarian, perspective, animals, and history

Only when lions have historians will hunters cease being heroes.

African Proverb

Contributed by: zahira

A Quote by Ludwig von Mises on history


History can tell us what happened in the past. But it cannot assert that it must happen again in the future.

Ludwig von Mises

Source: Human Action: A Treatise on Economics (Scholars Edition), Pages: 546

Contributed by: peter

A Quote by Ludwig von Mises on human action and history

The supremacy of public opinion determines not only the singular role that economics occupies in the complex of thought and knowledge. It determines the whole process of human history.

Ludwig von Mises

Source: Human Action: A Treatise on Economics (Scholars Edition), Pages: 859

Contributed by: peter

A Quote by Eckhart Tolle on ego, identification, possessions, work, social status, recognition, knowledge, education, appearance, ability, relationships, history, beliefs, and you

The most common ego identifications have to do with possessions, the work you do, social status and recognition, knowledge and education, physical appearance, special abilities, relationships, personal and family history, belief systems, and often political, nationalistic, racial, religious, and other collective identifications. None of these is you.

Eckhart Tolle

Source: The Power of Now : A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment

Contributed by: Katy

A Quote by Clemantine Wamariya on history and repetition

History does not repeat itself.  We repeat history.

Clemantine Wamariya

Contributed by: Kyo

A Quote by Dan Simmons on history


History viewed from the inside is always a dark, digestive mess, far different from the easily recognizable cow viewed from afar by historians.

Dan Simmons

Source: Hyperion, Pages: 190

Contributed by: Chris

Syndicate content